So after a grueling 26hr trip, we made it to Singapore! I have to say that although I haven't slept in over 24hrs, I feel quite fine..at least for now (I'm sure it'll hit me soon enough)..considering my body probably thinks it's still 3:07pm. The flight left from Dulles at 11:30 to Minneapolis- we (Stephanie and I) got there around 1pm central time. From there we had about an hour and a half to kill waiting for our next flight (the longest of them all). This next flight from Minneapolis to Tokyo was about 12hrs, and completely exhausting. Mainly because it was during the time that we would normally be sleeping..and it was a bit too uncomfortable to sleep for more than 45minutes. As soon as we got to Tokyo we went straight on to the next flight.
We had soooo much food on the planes which would've been nice had Stephanie and I not gotten Subway in Minneapolis. Everything from chicken with potatoes and corn to beef with vegetables and potatoes- as well as shrimp cocktail for an appetizer, a salad, a roll, and a dessert. And I think we had two full meals on our flight from Minneapolis to Tokyo as well as a snack. Our flight from Tokyo to Singapore (7hrs) consisted of one meal and one snack. This flight was actually really nice because Stephanie and I were the only ones in our row, and had two seats between us to stretch out a bit and get some rest. This flight also had monitors in the headboards to choose from movies, music, games, and more. Although I must say that having to go to the bathroom nearly once or more every hour from drinking so much water can be quite the annoyance.
When we got to Singapore it was very refreshing to know that most people speak English and the process of leaving the airport was much simpler than I had imagined. We hopped off the plane, waited about 5minutes for our bags, and proceeded to convert some money as well as buy international calling cards. We both called our parents and then headed out to find a taxi. I really enjoyed the taxi ride- and I'm not sure whether it was just being in Singapore and being able to see it lit up at night, or if it was just the giddy excitement of being on the opposite side of the road, with the driver on the opposite side of the car.
So we get to Sleepy Sam's bed and breakfast, which is very quaint. Inside the door is a lounge area with computers and a futon on the floor..and also no AC in this part (it is really hot, and really humid by the way) We have a kitchen after that, then sinks and showers. Past this point we take our shoes off and proceed upstairs, where we are sleeping. It has a very camp-like feel with old wooden bunkbeds (but at least there is AC).
Tomorrow we will get up in the morning, probably around 9am (which is probably why I should go straight to bed after writing this) and take in the sights. I'll let you guys know what happens from there! :-)
"The world is like a book, and those who don't travel are only reading one page."